In 1991, Cameron Todd Willingham's three daughter died in a Corsicana, Texas, house fire. Tried and convicted for their arson murders, Willingham was executed on February 17, 2004, despite overwhelming expert criticism of the prosecution's arson evidence. Today, Willingham's name has become a call for reform in the field of forensics and a rallying cry for the anti-death penalty movement; yet he remains as an indisputable "monster" in the eyes of Texas Governor Rick Perry, who ignored the science that could have saved Willingham's life. Equal parts murder mystery, forensic investigation and political drama, INCENDIARY documents the haunted legacy of a prosecution built on "folklore".
The Willingham case has captivated theatrical audiences. Winner of the 2011 Louis Black Award at SXSW Films, INCENDIARY has been called "one of the most timely movies of the year...nonfiction filmaking at its most classic. Crime, punishment and hardball politics make for an explosive narrative mix all their own" (Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post).
The Houston Peace and Justice Center will host a discussion of the most recent developments in the Willingham Case and the death penalty immediately following the film.
Tickets can be purchased by going to the following website: https://tugg.co/events/149. A limited number of half-price tickets are available to teachers and students - call Dave Atwood at 832-693-5710 for details.
Film questions Texas death penalty arson case December 7, 2011 -- Updated 1427 GMT (2227 HKT) (CNN) -- Throughout "Incendiary," a new award-winning documentary, filmmakers pose a tough question with... more
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